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Badges & Their Meaning

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Grendal, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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    The VIN #1 thread has started talking about badges. VIN #1 has a P85 badge and the Model S badge. Do you want them?

    "Badges? I don't need no stinking badges."
     
  2. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    I didn't really like the P85 thing, it sounds like a late-night, infomercial, weight-loss pill. I do like the Model S badge. For me the font looks classical, and reminds me that, like the Model T, the Model S is going to be revolutionary product (or that's what I hope at least).

    Then again, I may see it in person and hate it. In which case the hair dryer and dental floss is coming out. ;)
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Love the MODEL S badge!

    Not sure about the P85 one; wonder what it'll be for non-perf - just 85 or 60 or 40?! Not so cool.

    Must be Tesla's attempt to have something equivalent to BMW's 535/540 etc. and the M badging.
     
  4. SByer

    SByer '08 #383

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    If you order a Porsche (as opposed to just buying one off of a lot), there are 'delete badges' options. They do charge a touch for it, nothing obnoxious. Had the Roadster not come along, I would probably have ended up ordering a 911 with every possible badge removed.

    So, yeah, +1 on options to stealth out.
     
  5. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Don't much care one way or the other, but if I had a choice I'd tell them to keep the P85 badge for mine.
     
  6. agileone

    agileone CDN P#40

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    Same here, Model S makes sense but the other looks like something you would find a on a Camaro...
     
  7. minimalist interior, cluttered exterior hmmm
     
  8. goyogi

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    Probably it can be removed pretty easily. I doubt they used badges with pins that penetrate the body. Automotive double sided sticky tape is simple to remove. I've used fishing line before to cut the tape and then you rub off the residual. On a long door protection strip I heated it up with a hairdryer to make the tape softer and wiggled the protection strip back and forth till the tape gave way.
     
  9. XrstalLens

    XrstalLens Model S P1327 VIN P01867

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    To speak for the other side a bit, I kind of like the badges - I think the P85 is better than a "Performance" badge or something like that. What I don't know, as was mentioned earlier, is what would go on there for a non-performance production model. Maybe "S" for Standard: "S85", "S60", and "S40"?
     
  10. Adm

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    I am pretty sure that S60 and S40 are protected by Volvo...
     
  11. Zorba

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    Looks ugly imo.

    Lucky the general production vehicles won't have it :)
     
  12. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    You mean exercise videos.

    P90X: Tony Horton's 90-Day Extreme Home Fitness Workout DVD Program
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    Amazon.com: P90X: Tony Horton Outdoors


    P85: Tesla Motors' 85-Day Standard Home Fitness Workout DVD Program
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    For thread completeness here's the pic again.

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    I think ill be leaving the tesla T and removing all else.
     
  14. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    You're deliberately giving folks a hard time! :smile:

    "What's that car of yours?"
    "A Tesla, Model S"
    "And who makes it?"
    "Tesla."
    "No sign anywhere, huh. You peeled it off? It sure looks like an Audi. You know, these expensive German cars, still I'd like to have one."
    "No, it's American made."
    "But the motor is from overseas, right?"
    ... then it's about time to open the frunk.
     
  15. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Haha, I'm sure the license plate won't help either. My R8 has the plate "Audi R8" and I still get asked
     
  16. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    What Audi 'rate' did you get on your R8? :wink:
     
  17. rogbmw

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    If you do not like the badge, and they are put on with tape, a little dental floss followed by WD40 to remove any excess adhesive then wax will remove any sign of a badge.
     
  18. Grendal

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    Anyone know if the line underneath the P85 says something? It might say something like "performance" black text on the chrome silver surface. Though it does look like a clean silver underline to me.

    If it does say "performance" would that make a difference to you?
     
  19. Bardlebee

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    What's with the badge hate? I guess I would leave mine on strictly so other people can google "Model S".

    How else are people going to know how to find "That sweet car" they saw? Never know you may convert people just by driving it and luring them in to all the benefits via google research.

    Also, I think the badges look nice. Right now from a business stand point I think its a great idea for Tesla to do. They aren't BMW and can't post their "T" and have people know what it is.
     
  20. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Doesn't say anything by the looks of it:

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